"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. It provides a solid compensation package of wages and benefits, including affordable health care and pension for retirement," says Bill Breetz, president of Kroger's Southwest Division. "This agreement is the outcome of thoughtful, respectful and productive work by both the company and union representatives. I want to thank our associates for supporting this agreement, as well as for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers and company."
The three-year agreement covers more than 13,729 associates working in 109 stores in the Houston area.